Natural Gas and Electricity News


May 14, 2024

Surprisingly, gas and electric rates have both changed.
GAS: NOPEC’s natural gas rate has gone from $4.49 to $4.25.
The variable rate changes in the middle of every month. It will be $1.81 until June 11. NOPEC will be $1.79. We are still recommending the variable rate for gas.
If you read this column frequently you know that I do not favor for-profit company’s rates. But brace yourself. Ohio Gas and Electric has dropped its rate to $3.50. That’s a good deal IF you prefer a fixed rate. It will last for two years and there is no early termination fee. Their number
is 888-947-7880.
ELECTRICITY: On the other hand electricity rates have gone up a smidge which is a surprise. The NOPEC rate went from fixed at .065 cents (or 6.5 cents) to .068 cents (or 6.8 cents.) Naturally if you have the going 6.5 cent rate you are not going to rush to the phone!! But if you’re paying more than 6.8 cents you haven’t been paying attention to this column.
That’s it, except to say the annual gas and electric meeting will be Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 at the Human Services Center. Hear about the best rates for winter heating at that time.


Finally, when in doubt, always call Ted with questions. 440-526-2606.
The opinions expressed are those of Ted Lux and do not necessarily reflect those of Mayor Kingston or City Council.